The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recently dedicated a new indoor climbing wall at Camp Skimino, a 92-acre camping destination in Williamsburg.
The new camp addition was made possible thanks to a generous gift of more than $12,000, which came from the council’s Lynnhaven Shores Service Unit, which serves several hundred girls in Virginia Beach.
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with chapter CEO Tracy Keller, Girl Scouts from the Virginia Beach service unit were the first to scale the 16-foot-high climbing wall.
In addition to the physical challenges the wall presents, rock-climbing also allows each climber the opportunity to build their confidence, overcome their fears and sharpen their problem-solving skills.
“We’re very excited to have this opportunity for all the girls to come to camp this summer and climb the rock wall,” said Janice Ingham, a member of the Lynnhaven Shores Service Unit.
About Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast: Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves nearly 11,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of nearly 5,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast CEO Tracy Keller, on left, with Girl Scouts Laine Ingham, Maddie DeCandido, Alexis Martin and climbing wall facilitator, Elizabeth Ramsland, had the honor of cutting the ribbon at the climbing wall dedication. (Courtesy photo.)